Don't these choc cherry mousse cups look super cute? And so easy to make. You could use pitted cherries from a jar for this (just make sure they're additive free) but I did see some fresh cherries at the supermarket so decided to use those. I made 6 choc cherry mousse cups but you could easily double the ingredients to make more. And in case you're wondering, the avocado in the mousse is for the creamy texture... you cannot taste the avocado in the finished product!
Ingredients (makes 6):
1 cup dessicated organic coconut
4 fresh Medjool dates, pitted
2 tsp coconut oil
Flesh of 1 ripe avocado
1/3 cup cacao powder
3/4 cup coconut cream (I refrigerated the tin first and then used the cream portion off the top)
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
2 tsp vanilla essence
Jar of pitted cherries or some fresh pitted cherries (I used fresh ones)
1. Make the base - in Thermomix or food processor, blend together all the base ingredients (10sec/sp6 in Thermomix). Evenly distribute the mixture among serving cups and press down slightly.
2. Top the base with pitted cherries. I used 3 fresh cherries in each cup (I have a nifty little cherry/olive pitter that I bought from a kitchenware shop... surprisingly it gets used more than I expected!)
3. Make the mousse - add to a bowl or Thermomix all of the mousse ingredients and whip with an electric mixer until fluffy or whip in Thermomix for 1min/sp5-6. Spoon the mousse over the top of the cherries. Refrigerate until set.